Mock ups.

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by von Poop, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Wasn't sure whether to put this in Films or Tech, repro panzers, some good, some bad, one quite funny.:

    Repro Panzers.

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Stug III fooled me.
    Some very good mock ups.
    The T55 based Tiger is better than the T34 one.
    Marder III & Wespe pretty good too.
    They somehow don't look quite "right" but darn good try, I'd be pushed to tell what they were in a film.
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Found a Land Rover based Sdkfz 222.
    Filmpanzer - Journal

    [​IMG]

    Look here for T-34s made up to look like US Armor.
    Filmpanzer

    That was linked from that chaps blog I linked at top of this post.
     
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    British reenactment groups gear.
    Ostensibly mockups but they seem so well done.
    marder
    Goliath (good film attached)

    Edit: I see those links have shifted slightly, their vehicles page links to 'em now:
    projects
    Goliath
    marder
     
  5. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Nice photo's VP. They definately look different. I like the one of the
    *paste* Repro of a Marder III based on a Swedish Sav M/43 Sturmpanzer.

    Good effects.
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Great shot... Though it reminds me more of Comet.
     
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  9. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Good links lads. The only one I didnt like was the Panther made from a Chaffee. Not that good I felt.
     
  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    This Chap in NZ is building a 1:1 scale Tiger turret - rather well by the look of it:
    The Eva Project, 1:1 scale Tiger1 turret

    And I know we've had 'Lulubelle' the Wooden M3 Lee here before... but I can't find it, so here it is again:
    DGA
     
  11. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Adam,
    Some really good links to look at.
    I have to agree with GH regarding the repro Panther from the Chaffee, not at all convincing.
    Some very interesting conversions otherwise.

    Tom
     
  12. mollusc

    mollusc Member

    This Chap in NZ is building a 1:1 scale Tiger turret - rather well by the look of it:
    The Eva Project, 1:1 scale Tiger1 turret

    Well, he's either single or been married for a few years. :rolleyes:
    If the latter, his wife will probably want to bury him inside it.

    Two questions I'd love to ask him:
    1) Why?
    2) What are you going to do with it when you've finished it?

    Answers on a postcard please.
     
  13. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    1) Because he can!
    2) Leave it rotting in the NZ woods while constantly fooling himself that he'll get around to it one day... that's what I'd do with it anyway :unsure:
     
  14. mollusc

    mollusc Member

    1) Because he can!
    2) Leave it rotting in the NZ woods while constantly fooling himself that he'll get around to it one day... that's what I'd do with it anyway :unsure:

    There'll probably be a fantastic head slapping moment when he realises it won't fit through the garage door.....:huh:
     
  15. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Why build just the turret? Looks good though.
     
  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Because a full size Tigger chassis that didn't run would be too depressing?
    Maybe they just don't make Gazebos that big. :D

    An official contemporary Mock-up, the large scale RC model made as part of the Maus trials (and intermittemtly referred to on the Internerd as an actual Maus) :
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Thinking about it, many of the full scale mock-ups made for various tank designs are beautifully 'engineered' bits of carpentry. I wonder if any survive anywhere...
     
  17. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Rearding the Full size Tiger Turret project, the builder probably wishes to make a Turreted bunker to defend his property!
    It would look very intimidating placed alongside a drive leading up to the house (If you had the room)

    Tom
     
  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Another wooden 'tank':
    YouTube - Chris Dobrowolski's wooden tank
    And I'm guessing this 'FT17' is a little arboreal in origin too:
    profile

    Chap on Youtube building a half-scale Bradley too, looks to be only in the very early stages though.
     
  19. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    Well, it would be an incredible CV to
    hand over to any film prop companies!

    great thread


    Two questions I'd love to ask him:
    1) Why?
    2) What are you going to do with it when you've finished it?

    Answers on a postcard please.
     
  20. razin

    razin Member

    Veluzat grizzly.jpg

    germ_panzer front.jpg

    germ_panzer rear.jpg

    Don't know if these have been reported previously but the three photos show the Veluzat brothers mock up for some WW2 film that didn't get made.

    Unfortunately requiring the butchery of a number of Grizzly "kangaroo" ex Portugesse army ex Canadian army. Ok many of the 50 or so turretless Grizzlies went for scrap, but I do wonder about the value of this, particulary with advanced CGI.

    Steve
     

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